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Response To Common Inaccuracy: Israeli Policies Are Like Nazi Policies

Inaccuracy: Israeli policies towards the Palestinians are comparable to Nazi policies towards the Jews during the Holocaust.


Any comparison between the Nazi’s deliberate and predetermined plan to exterminate the Jews of Europe and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is anti-Semitic on its face and is deeply offensive and dangerous.  Israel and the Palestinians have been engaged in a territorial dispute. Israel has no policy or plan or desire to exterminate the Palestinian people.  

This comparison between the Jewish State and those who perpetrated the greatest and largest act of anti-Semitism in world history is not an impartial or dispassionate accusation. It is a charge that is purposefully directed at Jews in an effort to associate the victims of the Nazi crimes with the Nazi perpetrators, and serves to diminish the significance and uniqueness of the Holocaust. To make such a comparison is an act of blatant hostility toward Jews and Jewish history.  Furthermore, the images of Jews as Nazis, committing genocide are an insult to the memories of those who perished in the Holocaust and an affront to those who survived the horrors of Nazi Germany.

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